Mourinho and pleasures delayed


For those who like their pleasure delayed, there is something wholesome in the wider awakening to the traits and abilities of Jose Mourinho.  The Portuguese inherited a squad at Porto in 2002 that would achieve great things there and elsewhere, notably against Celtic in Seville a year later, then against Monaco in 2004, but Mourinho’s principle contribution to results was his indulgence in the game’s dark arts.

Later in his career he would achieve while out-spending competitors, or by ‘parking the bus’ while still outspending most.  His temperament has always had a question mark over it.  Never has he won a league after his second at a club, by then, the impression of brilliance has always unravelled.

He made a barbed comment aimed broadly in the direction of Brendan Rodgers last week, although the Celtic manager was not mentioned, before picking on his own squad this week.  All will serve to divert attention from the fact that his spending is eye-watering and comparable to anywhere, but he will never get close to Manchester City.

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    I am the same as you but many have shown they were willing to join the huns.

  2. blantyretim is praying for the Knox family on



    2xl should cover up my sins of gluttony and overindulgence



    Well maybe triple X

  3. Delaneys Dunky on



    Love your reggae tunes. Lee Scratch Perry and early Wailers stuff is magic.

  4. DD


    from earlier


    My parents both came from Partick – Chancellor st and White St – handy for St Peter’s

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    Fan a tic


    Mojo wisnae a proper Catholic. McCann probably was. O’Halloran definitley is. Chris Burke regrets his move to Ibrox. Stephen Clarke has a brain. Doubt he would join that rotten mob.

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    I have been off the swally for 3 months. 32 waist again. Same size as I was at school. ?

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    I was born in Rosevale Street. Moved along Dumbarton Rd to near Thornwood. I was a Saint Paul’s Whiteinch bhoy. My pals all went to Saint Peter’s. My close was the cut off address for San Pedro’s. I met them all again at Saint Thomas Aquinas Secondary.



  8. DELANEYS DUNKY, how are you pal, great to see you posting, if you lived down here i would have you working in our shop whether we wanted someone or not, anyway hope you find something soon. ps i would not take a job with that lot, even if penniless on the streets.hh.

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    I was born in Primrose St (where St Paul’s school is now) – – the room and kitchen was a bit small for mum, dad and 4 kids – moved to Toryglen – the family kept growing to 7 kids. :))

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    Big Packy


    Do you need a dog walker? I would love to take Frankie and Benny for a stroll. My daughter has a wee mongrel called Mickey. He has the best brains in oor family. ;))

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    My Auntie Eileen lived in Scotstoun Street. Her pieces and jam were magic. Always went there after school. ;))

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    I like the retro look of that new strip but I wonder if we’ll ever see Stuart Armstrong wearing it?

  13. DELANEYS DUNKY on 21ST MARCH 2018 2:58 PM


    San Luis





    Aye I can. I think Dalglish was over rated. Not a patch on Murdoch, McGrain or Larsson.









    DD, surely not. I think Danny produced his club form at international level better than Kenny. However, I think Kenny was the best ever British player. You missed out wee Jimmy also.

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    Is the ouefs /omelette thing a wee nod to josh windass’ wee “I don’t eat eggs, I eat omelettes ” interview for sevco telly?

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    Our uniform was Wrangler jaikets. That Jordanhill mob in brown blazers, looked down their snobby noses at us. Do you remember when the huns used to train at Jordanhill College? A few in my year used to up and smoke a few doobies and put broken glass on their training pitch. A few huns got cut training. Thanks to the Saint Tams Bams :)

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    I did forget about wee Jinky.


    Kenny broke my heart in 1977 when he signed for Liverpool. I still bear a grudge.


    Danny is my hero. He lives less than a mile from me in Old Kilpatrick. I stalk him daily ;)))

  17. Haha..we used to nick the balls…hopefully set them on the road to ruin!


    Do you mind a mccauley the french teacher and inglis fae biology (used to call him bagpuss).used to meet them goin to games.they travelled everywhete followin the hoops.great guys

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    I can’t understand why Stevie Clark would take the sevco job. What McInnes saw when he “looked under the bonnet” will only be worse now than it was then. If the alternative story about tony doc is the truth, then Clark would be mad to consider it.


    Either way, can’t see it being for him.

  19. The Huns might be deid but the brutal truth is that 150,000 seats wouldn’t satisfy the demand for the upcoming SF.

  20. DELANEYS DUNKY on 21ST MARCH 2018 4:50 PM



    Kenny broke my heart in 1977 when he signed for Liverpool.




    Agree on that. We were on a downward trajectory then and while I’d have loved him (and Davie and Lou and George) to have stayed, I was delighted that Kenny got the recognition and success at Liverpool. What a team we could have had.

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    I met them both in Munich in October and Mr Gormley and Boab McGarrill over for the BM Celtic match. Posted today about Duffy. He tried it on wi me and I knocked the paedophile out. Got suspended fae school. 10 years after I left Saint Tams, Duffy was in the news for raping a pupil. Scumbag

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    What about Kirkie “I don’t eat eggs, I wear them ” Broadfoot?

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